U.S. Naval Academy Campus Photos - Annapolis, MD

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    Explore the Naval Academy Campus

    USNA Chapel
    USNA Chapel. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The U.S. Naval Academy is the undergraduate college of our nation’s naval service, preparing young men and women to become professional officers in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Students attend the Academy for four years, graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees and then serve at least five years in the Navy or Marine Corps. The Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland is a scenic campus with beautiful architecture and landscaping. Visitors are welcome during daytime hours to take a guided tour, attend special events, explore the Visitor Center and the Naval Academy Museum and dine at the onsite restaurants.

    Enjoy the following photos of and get a glimpse of the U.S. Naval Academy.

    See also, Naval Academy Tours in Annapolis, MD - Visiting Tips

    For more information about the area, see A Visitors Guide to Annapolis

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    Lejeune Statue - Naval Academy Annapolis

    Lejeune Statue - Naval Academy Annapolis
    Lejeune Statue - Naval Academy Annapolis. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Major General John A. Lejeune, Class of 1888, was an Army division commander in World War I and Commandment, U.S. Marine Corps through the 1920s. The Lejeune Physical Education Center is named in his memory. A bronze statue of Lejeune is located in front of the building.

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    Naval Academy Swimming Pool - Lejeune Hall

    Naval Academy Swimming Pool - Lejeune Hall
    Naval Academy Swimming Pool - Lejeune Hall. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The Lejeune Physical Education Center, built in 1982, houses an Olympic-size swimming pool and diving tower, a mat room for wrestling and hand-to-hand martial arts, and the Athletic Hall of Fame.

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    Heisman Trophies - USNA

    Heisman Trophies - USNA
    Heisman Trophies - USNA. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Naval Academy football players Joe Bellino and Roger Staubach won the Heisman Trophies that are on display in the Lejeune Physical Education Center on the Annapolis campus.

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    Athletic Trophies - Naval Academy

    Athletic Trophies - Naval Academy
    Athletic Trophies - Naval Academy. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Midshipmen are required to participate in athletics and can choose from 33 intercollegiate varsity sports. Visitors see the Athletic Hall of Fame and learn about many of the talented officers who have graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy.

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    Goat Mascot - U.S. Naval Academy

    Goat Mascot - U.S. Naval Academy
    Goat Mascot - U.S. Naval Academy. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Bill the Goat is the mascot of the U.S. Naval Academy Football Team. The mascot is a live goat. This bronze statue of the goat stands near Gate 1, the main gate to the Academy grounds.

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    Senior Officer Housing - U.S. Naval Academy

    Senior Officer Housing - U.S. Naval Academy
    Senior Officer Housing - U.S. Naval Academy. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The homes on Porter Road are for senior Navy and Marine Corps staff officers during their tour of duty at the Naval Academy. The street is commonly known as Captains Row. The naval officers living here hold the rank of captain; Marines must be full colonels. They are department heads whose tours are from two to four years. The homes of the Commandant of Midshipmen, the Academic Dean, and the Athletic Director are also located on Porter Road.​

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    USNA Memorial - Centennial of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force

    USNA Memorial - Centennial of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force
    USNA Memorial - Centennial of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This memorial was dedicated in honor of the Centennial of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. If you look closely, you will see the dolphins and the heads of a few Marines.

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    Dahlgren Hall - Naval Academy

    Dahlgren Hall - Naval Academy
    Dahlgren Hall - Naval Academy. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Dahlgren Hall, formerly the Armory, is named for Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren, a Civil War leader and inventor of naval guns.

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    Dahlgren Hall Interior - Naval Academy

    Dahlgren Hall Interior - Naval Academy
    Dahlgren Hall Interior - Naval Academy. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Dahlgren Hall is the site of midshipmen special events and houses the Drydock Restaurant, a dining facility that is open to the general public.

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    Plane Memorabilia - USNA Dahlgren Hall

    Plane Memorabilia - USNA Dahlgren Hall
    Plane Memorabilia - USNA Dahlgren Hall. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Dahlgren Hall has a variety of ship and aircraft memorabilia on display.

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    Bancroft Hall - USNA Dormitory

    Bancroft Hall - USNA Dormitory
    Bancroft Hall - USNA Dormitory. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Bancroft Hall, the U.S. Naval Academy dormitory, houses the more than 4,400 midshipmen and contains 1700 rooms, 5 miles of corridors and about 33 acres of floor space. The building is named for George Bancroft, founder of the U.S. Navy Academy.

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    Don't Give Up the Ship - USNA

    Don't Give Up the Ship - USNA
    Don't Give Up the Ship - USNA. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The famous N avy saying "Don't Give Up the Ship" has inspired generations of sailors. The motto of perseverance dates back to the final encouragement to the crew of the USS Chesapeake by the dying Captain James Lawrence during the War of 1812. This banner hangs near the entrance to Bancroft Hall and serves as a memorial to U.S. Naval Academy alumni who have died while serving our nation.

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    Entryway to Bancroft Hall

    Entryway to Bancroft Hall
    Entryway to Bancroft Hall. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Bancroft Hall is a massive building with a beautiful interior. The public is welcome to visit the rotunda, Memorial Hall, and a sample room.

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    Memorial Hall - Bancroft Hall

    Ballroom - Bancroft Hall
    Ballroom - Bancroft Hall. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Memorial Hall is a gorgeous ballroom that used as event space for the midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy.

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    Commander-in-Chief Trophy - USNA

    Commander-in-Chief Trophy - USNA
    Commander-in-Chief Trophy - USNA. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The Commander-in-Chief's Trophy resides in the Rotunda of Bancroft Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy. The trophy is awarded to each season's winner of the American college football triangular series among the teams of the United States Military Academy (Army Black Knights), the United States Naval Academy (Navy Midshipmen), and United States Air Force Academy (Air Force Falcons).

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    Tecumseh Statue - U.S. Naval Academy

    Tecumseh Statue - U.S. Naval Academy
    Tecumseh Statue - U.S. Naval Academy. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    A statue of the Indian warrior Tecumseh stands at the site of the noon formations for the midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy.

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    USNA Bell

    USNA Bell
    USNA Bell. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Bell ringing is a tradition at the Naval Academy. This bell, located in front of Bancroft Hall, is a copy of the original bell which was brought back to the United States by Commodore Matthew Perry following his mission to Japan in 1855. The bell is rung in a semi-annual ceremony for each victory that the Navy has over the Army during its football games.

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    USNA Chapel - Annapolis, Maryland

    USNA Chapel - Annapolis, Maryland
    USNA Chapel - Annapolis, Maryland. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The USNA Chapel is a spectacular architectural structure set in the center of the Yard. Catholic and Protestant services are conducted here and are open to the public. The Chapel is open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit www.usna.edu/chaplains.

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    Naval Academy Museum - Model Ship

    Naval Academy Museum - Model Ship
    Naval Academy Museum - Model Ship. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The Naval Academy Museum houses the famous Gallery of Ships and more than 50,000 naval artifacts. The museum features two floors of exhibits about the history of seapower and the history of the U.S. Navy.

    Address: Preble Hall, 118 Maryland Ave
    Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sundays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Mondays.
    Website: ‎www.usna.edu/Museum

    For more information, see Naval Academy Tours and Visiting Tips